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CHARLIE SCOTT

Queens native Charlie Scott is living a fervent life like Keith Urban and Neil Young, not just musically, but sober. “I developed a terrible addiction to drugs which lasted until I was twenty one, ultimately leading to my parents deeming me hopeless and putting me out onto the street. After sleeping in a local park for a couple of nights, I was humbled enough to give rehab a chance.” Charlie’s music tells the story about the battle he had with drugs and his triumph recovery.  His voice is not only a reminiscent of an early Slim Shady, he also has the same undefeated mindset and incidental parallel life as the Grammy-winning rapper, Eminem, who detailed his struggles with addiction on his latest album, Recovery.

Charlie’s lyrics are relatable, insatiable and compelling. It is evident that he did not have an easy life. Raised by hearing impaired parents, Charlie’s zealous array of mixed emotion is constrained in his music. The turning point in his career was “when I was asked to write a goodbye letter to drugs, more specifically Roxy-codon, I turned it into a powerful song; that was the turning point for how I write music and how I use it to help me as a person.” He has no remorse, in fact he states; “I wouldn't change a single thing if I could. I'm blessed to say that I haven't made many mistakes, and all the ones I have, were turned into great learning experiences.”

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